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Chavez Named to Ann Meyers-Drysdale Watch List

Oct 26, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Shooting Guard Taylor Chavez has been named to the watchlist for the 2022 Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award, the Basketball Hall of Fame and WBCA announced on Tuesday morning.
The award is in its fifth year and recognizes the nation's top shooting guard in NCAA Division I.
Chavez, a junior from Surprise, Ariz., is set for her first year in the red and blue after transferring from Oregon. The 5-10 Chavez has already made a name for herself as she was named the 2020 Pac-12 Sixth Player of the Year after leading the Pac-12 with a 47.4-percent three-point shooting clip. For her career, Chavez is shooting 41.4-percent from deep and 42.9-percent from the floor.
Twenty student-athletes representing 18 institutions were named to the watch list for the prestigious award. Fans will have their say in the award as they are encouraged to vote beginning Friday, Oct. 29, at Three rounds of voting are set to occur with the list being narrowed down to 10 in January and just five in February.
Arizona fans can catch Chavez and the Wildcats in action as they get ready for the 2021-22 season with an exhibition against Eastern New Mexico inside McKale Center on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. (MST). Tickets are available for purchase here.
2022 Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard of the Year Award Candidates*

Taylor Chavez Arizona
Kiara Lewis Clemson
Christyn Williams UConn
Azzi Fudd UConn
Sonya Morris DePaul
Celeste Taylor Duke
Kiersten Bell FGCU
Kianna Smith Louisville
Diamond Miller Maryland
Katie Benzan Maryland
Jakia Brown-Turner NC State
Taylor Robertson Oklahoma
Sydney Parrish Oregon
Zia Cooke South Carolina
Elena Tsineke South Florida
Lexie Hull Stanford
Jordan Horston Tennessee
Destiny Pitts Texas A&M
Charisma Osbourne UCLA
Charlisse Leger-Walker Washington St.

*Players can play their way onto and off the list at any point in the 2021-22 season
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